Hi, I tried to play 1 finger scales this week to get a feeling of the different positions. And now it seems to me that the higher you go, the closer the notes are to each other. If that’s correct, then this means that the finger distance I’m trying to learn myself in first position is not the same in higher positions? And that the muscle memory I develop in first position, will not help me in 3rd position and vice versa. So, how good should I be in first position before I move on to practicing in 2nd or 3rd position?
The finger distance is smaller as you get to higher position. I don’t knwo how good you have to be in first position, but most students just go to it once they learned the first position. And I think you learn third position after first, and then fifth, and then second and then fourth etc.